The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 519 517 500
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 90 74 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.16% 1.02% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 51 26
Average daily rate
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£435 £401 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.61% -2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £347 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £37.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £28.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7774 7270 6969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.17% 13.74% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4375 3941 3534
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 388 526
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 85 £435 +8.61% 13
London +25 51 £435 -3.33% 8
City of London +8 17 £429 +8.54% 6
West Midlands +5 9 £316 -1.93% 1
Shropshire +3 7 £311 -25.89% 1
Telford +2 6 £310 -26.19% 1
East of England +1 5 £314 -19.03%
Cambridgeshire -2 5 £314 -7.03%
West Yorkshire -16 5 £402 - 1
South East -18 5 £475 +11.76% 2
Yorkshire -27 5 £402 +0.43% 1
Cambridge - 4 £314 -
Halifax - 4 £402 -
Scotland +3 3 £450 +83.67%
Manchester -8 3 £450 -
North West -14 3 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £438 -
East Midlands - 2 £313 -
Midlands - 2 £320 -
Derbyshire - 2 £313 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Chesterfield - 2 £313 -
Banbury - 2 £438 -
Hammersmith - 2 £438 -
Birmingham +3 1 £500 +122.22%
Buckinghamshire +3 1 £475 +18.75% 1
Surrey +2 1 £500 +2.56%
Glasgow +2 1 £450 +83.67%
Berkshire 0 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes 0 1 £475 +18.75%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 212 (100.00%) F5
2 179 (84.43%) Cisco
3 174 (82.08%) Firewall
4 161 (75.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 129 (60.85%) Cisco Certification
6 125 (58.96%) CheckPoint
7 97 (45.75%) CCNP
7 97 (45.75%) DNS
7 97 (45.75%) Cisco ASA
8 95 (44.81%) Juniper
9 89 (41.98%) Blue Coat
9 89 (41.98%) BIG-IP
10 84 (39.62%) Load Balancing
11 83 (39.15%) OSPF
12 76 (35.85%) BGP
12 76 (35.85%) DHCP
13 67 (31.60%) Network Security
14 66 (31.13%) Cisco IOS
15 65 (30.66%) SolarWinds
16 63 (29.72%) Cisco Nexus
17 60 (28.30%) TCP/IP
18 55 (25.94%) ITIL
19 50 (23.58%) WAN
19 50 (23.58%) Finance
20 49 (23.11%) VMware
20 49 (23.11%) Infoblox
21 45 (21.23%) Data Centre
21 45 (21.23%) CCSE
21 45 (21.23%) MPLS
22 44 (20.75%) Citrix

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.36%) MS Exchange
1 5 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (1.42%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.94%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.47%) Apache
4 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.47%) nginx
4 1 (0.47%) Lync
4 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (1.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (8.96%) RMDS
2 2 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.47%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) PaaS
2 1 (0.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 174 (82.08%) Firewall
2 161 (75.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 97 (45.75%) Cisco ASA
3 97 (45.75%) DNS
4 89 (41.98%) BIG-IP
5 83 (39.15%) OSPF
6 76 (35.85%) BGP
6 76 (35.85%) DHCP
7 67 (31.60%) Network Security
8 66 (31.13%) Cisco IOS
9 63 (29.72%) Cisco Nexus
10 60 (28.30%) TCP/IP
11 50 (23.58%) WAN
12 45 (21.23%) MPLS
13 42 (19.81%) VoIP
14 41 (19.34%) DMVPN
15 37 (17.45%) Wireless
15 37 (17.45%) IPsec
16 36 (16.98%) NetScreen
16 36 (16.98%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.94%) NoSQL
2 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.47%) OLTP
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 50 (23.58%) Finance
2 11 (5.19%) Retail
3 8 (3.77%) Banking
4 7 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.36%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.42%) Back Office
6 3 (1.42%) Publishing
6 3 (1.42%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.42%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.94%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.94%) Marketing
7 2 (0.94%) Billing
7 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.94%) Advertising
7 2 (0.94%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 93 (43.87%) Network Engineer
2 34 (16.04%) Consultant
3 24 (11.32%) Network Consultant
4 22 (10.38%) Network Specialist
5 17 (8.02%) Network Security Specialist
5 17 (8.02%) Security Specialist
6 14 (6.60%) Analyst
7 13 (6.13%) Architect
7 13 (6.13%) Senior Network Engineer
8 11 (5.19%) Administrator
8 11 (5.19%) Firewall Consultant
9 10 (4.72%) Network Architect
10 8 (3.77%) Network Security Consultant
10 8 (3.77%) Security Consultant
10 8 (3.77%) Network Support
11 7 (3.30%) Network Support Engineer
11 7 (3.30%) Support Engineer
12 6 (2.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 6 (2.83%) Design Engineer
12 6 (2.83%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.38%) CSS
2 19 (8.96%) Rendezvous
3 5 (2.36%) Middleware
3 5 (2.36%) Web Services
4 2 (0.94%) SOAP
4 2 (0.94%) Java EE
4 2 (0.94%) JSON
4 2 (0.94%) XSD
4 2 (0.94%) WSDL
4 2 (0.94%) REST
5 1 (0.47%) JMS
5 1 (0.47%) WCF
5 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (21.23%) Data Centre
2 42 (19.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 20 (9.43%) Management Information System
4 17 (8.02%) Thin Client
4 17 (8.02%) Fat Client
5 14 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.77%) User Experience
7 5 (2.36%) CLARiiON
8 4 (1.89%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.89%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.42%) Spread Betting
9 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.94%) DTV
10 2 (0.94%) Clustering
10 2 (0.94%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.47%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.47%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.47%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.57%) Linux
2 26 (12.26%) UNIX
3 21 (9.91%) Windows
4 7 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (2.36%) Debian
6 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.47%) AIX
7 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (39.62%) Load Balancing
2 55 (25.94%) ITIL
3 41 (19.34%) Service Management
4 33 (15.57%) E-Commerce
5 32 (15.09%) Network Architecture
6 27 (12.74%) Change Management
7 21 (9.91%) Network Design
7 21 (9.91%) DDoS Mitigation
8 20 (9.43%) WAN Optimisation
9 18 (8.49%) Network Management
10 15 (7.08%) Network Monitoring
11 13 (6.13%) Mentoring
12 12 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (4.25%) Kanban
13 9 (4.25%) Scrum
13 9 (4.25%) Incident Management
14 8 (3.77%) Migration
14 8 (3.77%) Service Delivery
15 7 (3.30%) Line Management
16 6 (2.83%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.13%) C
2 6 (2.83%) SQL
2 6 (2.83%) Lisp
3 5 (2.36%) VB
4 2 (0.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 129 (60.85%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (45.75%) CCNP
3 45 (21.23%) CCSE
4 24 (11.32%) CCIE
5 23 (10.85%) CCNA
6 22 (10.38%) CISSP
7 21 (9.91%) Degree
8 16 (7.55%) Security Cleared
9 12 (5.66%) CCSA
10 9 (4.25%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.83%) CCDP
12 5 (2.36%) CCSP
12 5 (2.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.94%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.94%) JNCIS
14 1 (0.47%) MCTS
14 1 (0.47%) HP ASE
14 1 (0.47%) HP MASE
14 1 (0.47%) MCP
14 1 (0.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.19%) SLA
2 5 (2.36%) QA
3 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) COBIT
4 1 (0.47%) JSP 440
System Software
1 35 (16.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (6.13%) XenServer
2 13 (6.13%) vSphere
3 6 (2.83%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.89%) Firmware
4 4 (1.89%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.42%) vCloud
6 2 (0.94%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.94%) XenApp
6 2 (0.94%) Squid
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.47%) UAG
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (7.55%) RANCID
2 13 (6.13%) OPNET
3 12 (5.66%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (4.72%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (1.89%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.42%) Puppet
7 2 (0.94%) OpenView
7 2 (0.94%) SCCM
8 1 (0.47%) SCOM
8 1 (0.47%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.47%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 212 (100.00%) F5
2 179 (84.43%) Cisco
3 125 (58.96%) CheckPoint
4 95 (44.81%) Juniper
5 89 (41.98%) Blue Coat
6 65 (30.66%) SolarWinds
7 49 (23.11%) Infoblox
7 49 (23.11%) VMware
8 44 (20.75%) Citrix
9 31 (14.62%) HP
10 30 (14.15%) TippingPoint
11 24 (11.32%) Fortinet
11 24 (11.32%) BMC
12 23 (10.85%) NetScout
13 21 (9.91%) LogLogic
13 21 (9.91%) Tufin
13 21 (9.91%) Lancope
13 21 (9.91%) Bloomberg
14 20 (9.43%) Imperva
15 19 (8.96%) TIBCO
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